Strings at Lake Superior: Survivor Edition
After departing Manistique early in the morning, the Saline Fiddlers traveled north to play a mid-morning show at Munising High School. The school has a fantastic view of rugged Lake Superior, where the water is frigid, and the winds are gusty -- at least on this day in July.
Highlights of the show were a cello solo, several impressive rounds of dancing, and a rip-roarin' rendition of "A Bowl of Bula." The Fiddlers treated the audience to "Epic Reel" as the encore. Clearly the locals appreciated their musical prowess and enthusiastic performance.
For lunch, the Fiddlers were able to enjoy "Yooper" pasties from a speciality store down the street.
The group then set out for sight-seeing, including Munising Falls and Painted Rocks lookout. Their collective cohesion was tested on a hike down to Miner's Beach, which included several detours, a few slips and slides in the mud, and failed attempts to use a cellphone compass. Luckily, the group of more than 20 stuck together, proving they are ready for Fiddlers Survivor! In due time, together they found the scenic beach, where they posted for a joyful photo.
Tomorrow is the final show of the tour, in Curtis, at the Erickson Center for the Arts.
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